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Something doesn't seem quite right. Unless 10x10 channels have been deployed, that upload is to high for a 5x5 channel. 

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We continue to follow the FCC in the Shentel buyout of nTelos and spectrum for Sprint dealings over here (must be a sponsor): http://s4gru.com/index.php?/topic/7395-west-virginia-sprint-sponsor-map-spreadsheet/&do=findComment&comment=467326

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Speeds and service have much improved in the Beckley area over the past month or so.

 

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I did happen to notice a couple hours ago while at the Walmart in Greene County Va. That nTelos does have both Band 25 and Band 26 installed at the tower at the corner of Route 29 and Route 33. 

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Been in Beckley quite a few times this past couple of weeks for work... No Boost LTE, but my 3g is significantly faster

 

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I have seen a great deal of improvement over the past two weeks on my drive home to Lake Monticello. I will say the iPhone might have one of the worst radios I have ever used.

 

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This is from my house at Lake Monticello. This is usually the speed all the time. Never really any fluctuation. I'm beyond happy with nTelos's progress.

 

 

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OK guys, spoke with 3 separate Sprint stores over the past few days, all seem to be dead set saying by the first of April, Shentel will be finished with the acquisition.

 

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How did you get that faster upload on Boost/Sprint?

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Something doesn't seem quite right. Unless 10x10 channels have been deployed, that upload is to high for a 5x5 channel. 

Do you have any way of knowing if it is 10x10. Was wondering how it was that fast.

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I have no idea. I know that it connects slowly then throttles up fast...

 

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The speeds are great, but a 1000+ ping is horrible. I wonder why it's so high?

 

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Sensorly gives higher pings that ookla and. other apps.

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I was in Lynchburg, Virginia and service is bad. Lte isn't working but then I looked up and saw guys working on the tower. Any idea if this is Sprint panels or not?

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Nope. ATT Band 30 deplloyment. You can see the newly installed B30 RRUS32 on the left side. Much more rectangular than the typical RRUS11/12. 

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Nope. ATT Band 30 deplloyment. You can see the newly installed B30 RRUS32 on the left side. Much more rectangular than the typical RRUS11/12. 

Dang it. Well Sprint has been terrible in Lynchburg as a whole. LTE has zero data, but 3g is solid (2.5mbps) in most places. I hit 55mbps tonight further up on Wards Road inside a Kroger on my wifes iphone 6s. Hopefully they fix this and get the network up to par.

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Dang it. Well Sprint has been terrible in Lynchburg as a whole. LTE has zero data, but 3g is solid (2.5mbps) in most places. I hit 55mbps tonight further up on Wards Road inside a Kroger on my wifes iphone 6s. Hopefully they fix this and get the network up to par.

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You guys are still waiting on Shentel to take over. It shouldn't take too long once the take over is complete as the combined PCS holdings will enable expansion from the small 5x5 to two individual 5x5 for double the capacity or even 10x10 second carrier for triple the capacity. All of which is through software but until Shentel takes over you guys are still at the mercy of the woeful ntelos network. =(

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There is at least 14 sites with 2nd carrier B25 live right now. nTelos is pretty good so far with LTE I believe it made it out of the worst 5 Markets. From my experience Western PA(1 LTE),Alabama(no B41),SC(no B41), Myrtle Beach(no B41)are worst than nTelos with B41. Not saying there is no room for improvement just that nTelos market has seen a large improvement from the past.

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What is the holdup of the take over? Seems to be moving comparatively slow.

 

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What is the holdup of the take over? Seems to be moving comparatively slow.

 

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constant tracking of this issue posted over here: http://s4gru.com/index.php?/topic/7395-west-virginia-sprint-sponsor-map-spreadsheet/

 

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Says I need a password to view.

You have to be a Sponsor or above to view

 

 

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I have been seeing this over the past few days. LTE roaming at my house at Lake Monticello. When I head into the basement and lose nTelos service this kicks in. It starts with 1X and switches to LTE after a few seconds. The speeds are not that great but it doesn't count towards my roaming bucket or normal. Very strange

 

 

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I have been seeing this over the past few days. LTE roaming at my house at Lake Monticello. When I head into the basement and lose nTelos service this kicks in. It starts with 1X and switches to LTE after a few seconds. The speeds are not that great but it doesn't count towards my roaming bucket or normal. Very strange

 

 

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Roaming data doesn't update right away. It can take days for it to register. Be careful not to use a ton of data, as it may still show up eventually. It looks like you might be in a USCC roaming area? We'd need a field test screenshot to confirm what is going on.

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It would have to be USCC. I don't roam any other time so I'll be able to keep it under the roaming limit. I'll check for the next few days to see if anything appears. I will say it normally appears within 24 hours when roaming on USCC 1X

 

 

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What does second carrier actually mean on band 25. I see it in SCP. I don't think there is any relation to carrier aggregation is it?

 

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